I've had some pictures that I've been meaning to post but none of them were interesting enough to be able to stand alone by themselves as a story (I know, I'm overthinking this!). Now I have enough little bits to be able to put together. Woo-hoo!
First up is Emi and her bug-collecting. My girls, in general, are scared of bugs. If there is a something as small as a tiny fruit fly in the house, they all freak out and try to run away from it until Chikara or I kill it for them. Honestly, it's a little pathetic, but I'm not really wild about bugs in the house so I'm have not made any plans to teach them that some bugs are harmless. But, for some unknown reason, dango-mushi (dung beetles?) are okay and Misaki and Emi will spend hours searching for them in a dirt patch on our street.
This is a picture of Emi with her bottle full of bugs. She's so proud.
A close-up, just in case you couldn't see in the last picture. I tried to get her to put some dirt or food in there for them but she was pretty sure they'd be fine just like that. Poor bugs...
Another thing I'm working on recently is potty-training Sakura. Yes, she turns 3 this month but I've been a little busy this year. Also, I trained Emi & Misaki around the time they turned 3 and I found that it was so easy. Within a month or two they were fully-trained, even at night! I always thought I'd be the type of mom that had my kids potty-trained right after they turned two, but my life has not turned out like that. Emi was scared of the toilet and Misaki couldn't have cared less. My mom always says that "they'll be potty-trained by the time they graduate from high school, so don't worry". You can put any skill in the place of "potty-trained" and the sentence is still true. Misaki will learn to eat with her mouth closed before she graduates from high school. See. It works. I feel better already...
This is Sakura's potty chart. It's on the wall in the bathroom. I started with her on May 15th and she pee'd and pooped in the toilet on May 18th. I was really surprised and I wondered if her potty-training would go as easily as her older sisters. A few days later, she pee'd and pooped again. Yeah! Then a few days after that, she got sick and every since that day, there has been no further progress. She doesn't want to sit on the potty and when she finally agrees, a millisecond after her bum touches the seat, she says she's done. I can see that this is going to take awhile.
These are the onions that Misaki picked during her onion-picking-field-trip at her preschool. Look at her face. What a monkey!
The next three pictures are pretty self-explanatory. Emi has discovered tree-climbing and she tries it any chance she gets.
Misaki is my girlie-girl. She loves hats, sunglasses, high-heels, skirts, make-up and nail polish and will try any of the above on if she gets a chance. Sometimes it's really cute and other times, it's more like this, which is still cute but is not necessarily making her look like a lady!
So now I've shared. I feel better already. It's almost like I've taken care of one more cluttered area in the house. I hope you enjoyed these little moments from the last few weeks.
Sorry that the spacing on this post is really weird. Blogger can be a pain when you add pictures.